LENT COURSE 2024 – ACT ON POVERTY
February 26 @ 7:00 pm - March 18 @ 8:00 pmFree
In this year’s Lent Course, we will focus on poverty; one of ‘today’s big questions’.
The Joseph Rowntree Foundation Poverty 2024 report states that six million people were in very deep poverty in 2021/22 in the UK. Nearly four million people experienced destitution in 2022, including one million children (that being 3 times as many as in 2017). With the cost of living crisis that situation is set to worsen.
We will be using ACT ON POVERTY resources collaboratively developed by churches and charities (Christian Aid, The Trussell Trust, Church Action on Poverty and the JPIT (Joint Public Issues Team). The aim of the Act on Poverty campaign is to help gain a deeper understanding of poverty both at home and across the globe and how we can challenge its existence by advocating for change. It is a sad indictment that as one of the richest nations in the world, it is also the case that levels of poverty in the UK are deepening, our foreign aid budget declining, not to mention the issue of debt relief for developing economies and attitude to refugees and asylum seekers.
So, the question of poverty is hugely relevant and this course timely, especially given that we are in the run up to a general election in the UK.
We will examine our response to increasing levels of poverty in our world and will take a closer look at what practical measures are possible so we can feel empowered to make a difference.
REGISTER ABOVE AND A LINK WILL BE SENT TO YOU IN ADVANCE OF 26 FEBRUARY.